Super-dreadnought HMS Orion

Super-dreadnought HMS Orion
This picture shows the super-dreadnought HMS Orion. She was the name-ship of the Orion class of battleships, the first British dreadnoughts to carry all of their main guns on the centre line. They were also the first to carry 13.5in guns. The biggest design flaw was the position of the tripod mast with the important gun control platform. This was placed just behind the forward funnel and the view was often obscured by the ship's own smoke.
How to cite this article: Rickard, J (8 May 2014), Super-dreadnought HMS Orion, http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_hms_orion.html

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